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still no deal. president obama says enough is enough in debt negotiations while moody's puts the u.s. on notice. excessive force? three tennessee officers come under fire after a brutal beating is captured on dash cam video. and steering clear. hundreds of thrill seekers escape the horns on the final day of spain's running of the bulls. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. and we begin this morning with boiling point. budget negotiations at the white house grew heated yesterday as lawmakers failed once again to
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compromise on spending cuts and tax hikes as part of a plan to raise the debt ceiling. all of this as moody's put the country's stellar credit rating under review. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from washington with more. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. just when you thought it couldn't get any uglier, word of the tensest talks yet at the white house. republican house majority leader eric cantore is saying that the president said to him, "eric, don't call my bluff," and then stormed out of the building. democrats say those reports are overblown. they admit the president did say enough is enough and he urged lawmakers to stop the political posturing and do what's right. both say the president has set tomorrow, friday, as a deadline to figure out some way to move forward. as the stakes grew a little higher yesterday when the nation's top credit rating agency moody's said it could strip the u.s. of its aaa rating if no deal is reached. that sent the dollar tumbling.
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meanwhile, what about senator mitch mcconnell's plan to give authority to the president to raise the debt ceiling? that was praised by democratic senator harry reid and republican senator john mccain, but criticized by a lot of other republicans. they'll be back at the table today for the fifth straight day, lynn. >> kristen dell gren in washington. thanks. yesterday host ed schultz asked republican bbernie sander representative from vermont, what he thought about the debt talks when he said he was, quote, willing to stake the presidency on it. >> they're giving us two offers. one, if we don't give them everything they want, they're prepared for the first time to fold on our debts in the midst of a very fragile economy, raise our debt ras in this country, c us a significant number of jobs,
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and deny benefits to the elderly who need those benefits. and the second option they're giving us is they're going to slash social security, medicare, medicaid, nutrition, education, environmental protection, and not ask the wealthiest people in this country who are doing phenomenally well, whose tax rates have gone down, not ask corporations who are earning huge profits and not paying any taxes, they don't have to participate in deficit reduction. it's simply on the backs of working families. >> lean forward with veteran talk host ed schultz, as he tackles the issues that matter most to americans. don't miss "the ed show" weeknights at 10:00 eastern on msnbc, the place for politics. rupert murdoch is feeling the political and financial fallout from a widening phone hacking scandal that's rocked his media empire. giving in to pressure from members of england's parliament, murdoch has dropped his 21 billion dld bid for full ownership of a tv network in the
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wake of allegations that employees at his now shuttered "news of the world" newspaper hacked into voicemails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans at least two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of the communications committee, called on the fbi to find out if news corp illegally obtained phone records of 9/11 victims. authorities are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's bombings in mumbai that left 13 people dead and 130 or more injured. explosions rocked three separate neighborhoods in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far no group has taken responsibility for the bombings, and indian officials are not speculating on who may have been behind the blast. secretary of state hillary clinton says she will proceed with plans to visit the country next week.
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now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. video from a dash cam has three tennessee sheriff's deputies in hot water. the officers took down an allegedly intoxicated man then repeatedly punched, kicked, and tazed him. while the man was handcuffed and half naked, the officers claim he was resisting arrest. the incident is now under investigation, and all three officers have been placed on administrative leave. an attorney in louisiana is forced to answer some tough questions after surveillance video showed him fighting in a bar located in the town he represents. the attorney said he was defending himself, and he sued the bar for lack of security. the owners countersued, saying the attorney's bar tab was unpaid. in ohio, a 19-year-old champion stacker is leading the charge to have sport stacking recognized in collegiate
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athletics. the seventh ranked sport stacker in the nation has organized his school's team and hopes to get other universities to start up teams, which he hopes eventually leads to college scholarships. and finally, in texas our favorite story of the day. taxi dermists are helping pet owners deal with the loss of their furry loved ones. families are now having their deceased pets preserved. the process takes two weeks, but more than a few are jumping at the chance to keep a watchful eye on their pets in the afterlife. >> is there more? >> there's more. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. you got a little eyebrow raised there, bill. you have something to say about that? people love their pets. why judge? >> you said it was to help them get over it. it may be just the opposite. it may help them never get over it. >> make sure fido is living strong. >> just make sure you water him.
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>> he's not a chia pet, bill. >> good morning, everyone. let's chat about where we're dealing with the worst of the heat. that's all we're doing. we're shifting the heat from one side of the country to the other. we saw some beautiful weather in the great lakes yesterday. today that's arriving in the northeast after a little bit of rain last night. we're going to dry it out for a beautiful day from the cape to boston. real heat yesterday was focused in the southern half of the country. we were about 97 in atlanta. that's the hottest day you've had so far of the summer season. it was very humid too. charleston and savannah, it wasn't pretty. myrtle beach, it was very hot too. this area is going to get a break, maybe some rain later this afternoon. all of this is going to shift to mississippi, louisiana, arkansas, and this is where the heat is really going to build the next couple of days. we're going to go from 100 in oklahoma city to 106, 108 in the days ahead. this is where the drought is going to be the worst and the
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heat is going to be the worst, even kansas city is going to get into the act. heat advisory through missouri, arkansas, mississippi, down through texas. we no longer have any advisories here in the southeast. the air is drying out, and we're expecting clouds and rain later today. today's highs, 93 atlanta, 91 charleston. humidity a little lower. beautiful in raleigh today. virginia is great. this is the best stretch of summer weather you're going to see in areas of the mid-atlantic and northeast. doesn't get much better. sunshine, warm days, cool nights, clear skies. that's fantastic summertime conditions. the only trouble spot this morning, if you're in minnesota, you have to deal with some wet weather. all this green is rain. it is heading for minneapolis today. it will be a cool chilly day with highs only in the 70s. look at this, lynn. 85 in d.c., low humidity. 83 in new york. roll the windows down and enjoy it while it lasts. >> low humidity. that's what we like to hear,
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. a new reuters poll has 2012 presidential candidate mitt romney now leading rival michelle bachmann in a head to head matchup, 40% to 23% among republicans and independents. in michigan, the remains of former first lady betty ford have arrived at the ford presidential museum, where she will be laid to rest at a private funeral. last night hundreds of mourners paid their respects during a public viewing. a poll by the pew research
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center finds most western europeans believe china will overtake the u.s. as the world's leading power. despite europeans' doubts about american power, the poll finds the u.s. still retains a positive image. in southwestern china, heavy rains have triggered landslides and flash flooding, stranding residents and causing extensive power outages. no injuries have been reported. in spain there were no borings in the final day of the running of the bulls in pamplona. officials say three people were hospitalized from injuries from falls. the festival draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. and finally, this may make you think twice about a social networking romance. a detroit area woman is now suing a washington state man for more than $8,000 in damages after a six-month romance sparked over facebook went bad. she claims misrepresentation and
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defamation of character, and she's seeking to reclaim money spent on gifts and travel. and now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,491 after gaining 44 points yesterday. the s&p was up 4 points. the nasdaq rose 15. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei fell 27 points, but in hong kong the hang seng added 13. well, a hint of another boost from the fed helped stocks halt a three-day slide wednesday, but those gains were challenged after the bell by a threat to the u.s. credit rating. moody's announced it might cut america's aaa rating due to rising chances the debt ceiling may not be raised in time to avoid default. that sent stocks diving in late trade. earlier in the day, stocks flew after congressional testimony from fed chief ben bernanke suggested the fed would consider
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additional stimulus measures. two previous stints from the fed buying hundreds of billions of bonds which finished in june was supposed to lead to expansion in jobs, but the only clear thing it led to was a sustained rally in stocks. so the mere suggestion that the fed was considering another round led the three majors higher. energy and materials shares were top gainers. gold jumped 2%. oil was also up, settling once again near $98 a barrel. newscorp was most active on the nasdaq, down 4% after giving up pursuit of its total ownership in a major english pay tv network. jp morgan and google both slated to give earnings tomorrow. yum brands rose on better than expected profit and boosted outlook. also, after closing, despite posting healthy results,
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marriott international fell. and finally, according to a national survey, when it comes to summer work attire, flip-flops are the number one don't with mini skirts coming in second followed by strapless tops. i'll have to find another outfit for tomorrow. the u.s. women's hopeful marched toward world cup soccer goalie. a late goal in the second half against france give them a lift they're going to take all the way to the finals. your first look at sports is straight ahead. twork -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say.
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welcome back to "first look," i'm lynn berry. in sports america's world cup women's team has suddenly won over the nation. suddenly folks who didn't know the difference between a free kick and a corner kick, and now they can't wait to see them take on their next opponent. here's nbc's mario solis. >> hi there, good morning. every few years the nation stands up and takes notice of usa soccer. is it happened with the world cup for the men, and now all eyes are on the women. facing france in the world cup final, the americans strike first. u.s. up 1-0. france would tie the game in the second half. about 20 minutes later team usa takes the lead once again off the corner. stop me if you've heard this before. abby wambach, the header and goal. second straight game she's headed one in. americans up 2-1. in the blink of an eye, they add some insurance. alex morgan, cool, calm, and collected, waits for the goalie
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to go down, and chips it up and in. the u.s. over france with a 3-1 win. >> i know we're going to pull through. i have a belief in this team, and everybody feels it. we had to play nearly perfect. they got a goal on us, but in the end we're in the finals, and that's all that matters. >> i knew from the very beginning we were going to find a way to win. that's this team's mentality. we do it for our country. we do it for our nation. it's our mentality. we're going to win. >> and win they did. the u.s. will play japan in the world cup final. that game is sunday at 2:00 eastern. and finally, we've been telling you about yankee fan christian lopez, who was in some financial trouble after the team gave him tickets and memorabilia in exchange for derek jeter's 3,000th hit ball. lopez was given a $25,000 check and a 2009 world series ring courtesy of the modell's sporting goods store, and he'll get a percentage of sales this week. miller brewing company stepped up as well. they will cover whatever tax lopez has to pay.
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but maybe the coolest of all. lopez is getting his own baseball card. no word if bubble gum will be included. that's your first look at sports. i'm mario solis. >> now with a quick look at the weather, here's meteorologist bill karins with a quick look at the forecast. bill, i'm surprised you didn't wear your soccer jersey today to represent. >> i know. i'm excited. sunday's the final. >> all of a sudden, you're a soccer fan. >> it's the usa. >> i know, come on. >> don't start. >> i'm not going there. it's beautiful out there. i mean, this is just the morning we've been waiting for. humidity is gone. the only exception is out on cape cod. still got a little bit of the rain leftover for you. you probably noticed the car is wet in boston as you head out. on the cape, give it another hour, and you'll dry out and have a sunny day and be fine there too. temperatures, it's a little chilly in the burbs. 59 in hartford. outside of hartford, definitely in the mid-50s. a lot of people had the blankets on last night.
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temperatures in d.c. are going to be very comfortable too. this is today's forecast. this is as great as you get for a summer day, low humidity. nice breeze too. temperatures in the mid-80s. the burbs will be upper 70s to low 80s. this trend continues into the weekend too. around the rest of the country, the southeast, travel trouble spot, late today heavy rain through much of georgia, south carolina. you'll be dodging thunderstorms and also this morning in minneapolis. our poor friends in texas, it continues. >> they're used to it. though i can tell you my mom and dad up there on the cape appreciate that personalized forecast you gave up there at the top. i can guarantee you that. >> as long as they toent mind me visiting unannounced, that's fine. >> no problem with that. bill, thanks so much. what's the next thing for lady gaga? plus he pushed a friend to do it for the country, and now he's been asked himself. will he come through as well? ♪
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. last night on jimmy fallon, jimmy spoke about why breaking up on facebook is not a great idea. >> get this, a woman in michigan is suing her ex after he broke up with her on facebook. not only that, but the guy only waited like five minutes before he started poking someone else. that's right. the woman sued her ex for breaking up with her on facebook. she's seeking $8,000 and nearly half of his farmville land. this is interesting. sax fifth avenue is planning to open a new store next year in kazakhstan. it will be called there sax dirt
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road. it's a beautiful desert road. you don't know this place? we have an allah garden right there. allah garden, sacks fifth avenue, target there. don't go there. we'll blow that up. that's a major target. bed, bath, and behead over here. >> tonight jimmy welcomes comedian bob saget and musical guest james lake. that's "late night with jimmy fallon" 12:30 a.m. on your local nbc station. do you believe the glossy gossip magazines? are they full of celebrity scoops or just plain full of it? "us weekly" says three separate sources confirmed angelina jolie and brad pitt plan to mary within the next couple of months. >> never heard that before. >> exactly. this is news. the magazine not only reports
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renee zellweger was spotted earlier this week out on a date at disneyland with john stamos, unlikely pair, but also for months ryan reynolds as been dating charlize theron. this makes weird sense. the designer who created princess beatriz's infamous pretzel hat reports that lady gaga wants to be his intern. mila kunis must back out of her date with the army sergeant due to a shooting schedule. remember how justin timberlake prompted kunis to accept his offer? now a marine corps woman asked timberlake to her military ball. >> no pressure. >> i'm lynn berry, and this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned.
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"way too early" with willie geist starts right now. some riveting reports this morning inside a tense budget meeting at the white house, where president obama is alleged to have told republican majority leader eric cantor, this may bring down my presidency, but i will not yield, warning cantor not to call his bluff. given the tension in the room, any way these two sides arrive at a budget deal? meanwhile, rupert murdoch drops his bid to acquire a television network, all this as new york congressman peter king calling for an investigation into the alleged hacking of 9/11 victims. the question is could there be criminal charges brought here in the states? and the united states rolls into the women's world cup finals, beating france in the semis. the question is where will you be watching the final on sunday? it's way too early for this.

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